The Blue Whale of Catoosa Oklahoma

The Blue Whale of Catoosa (Catoosa, Oklahoma)

Built slightly after the heyday of American Roadside Attractions, the Blue Whale of Catoosa has nonetheless become one of the most popular and recognizable sites along Historic Route 66. Built in 1972 by Hugh Davis

Tadich Grill (San Francisco, California)

In 1849, during the height of the California Gold Rush, a Croatian immigrant opened the New World Coffee Saloon on Commercial Street. Like the Original Starbucks in Seattle, the coffee saloon it soon eclipsed its

The Joker Stairs (The Bronx, New York)

An otherwise unspectacular and once humble staircase sandwiched between apartment buildings that connects Shakespeare and Anderson Avenues has become an unmistakable tourist attraction in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx. Officially known as “step streets”, 

london bridge

London Bridge (Lake Havasu City, Arizona)

The 1831 London Bridge was the last project of engineer John Rennie and was completed by his son, also named John Rennie (often called John Rennie the Younger). Prior to its life in sunny Arizona, the bridge spanned

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits (Midleton, Ireland)

Commemorating a selfless act by the Choctaw people of the United States in 1847, a time of great need to the People of Ireland, Kindred Spirits is a stainless steel sculpture located in Balick Park

R.E.M. Murmer Railroad Trestle

R.E.M. Murmur Railroad Trestle (Athens, Georgia)

An otherwise ordinary railroad trestle in Athens, Georgia that should have been destroyed decades ago has become an important landmark and tourist attraction thanks to being featured on the back cover of the 1983 R.E.M.

Storelgen

Storelgen (Stor-Elvdal, Norway)

Storelgen, more commonly known as the Big Elk, is despite its 34 feet of height, not the world’s largest sculpture of a moose. Though it briefly held that title, it is currently outpaced by only

Sobrino de Botín

Sobrino de Botín (Madrid, Spain)

Sobrino de Botín, the oldest continuously operating restaurant in the world has been serving the fine people of Madrid, Spain since 1725. The famous Spanish restaurant was founded by Jean Botin, a Frenchman, and has

Torture Museum

The Torture Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

The Torture Museum in Amsterdam is one of the most popular attractions in the city and proudly displays the rusted metal and rotting wood of ancient torture devices used in a time when justice was

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